1/21 at 1:30pm
Start: Santa Cruz City Hall
End: Louden Nelson Center
The Women's March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We gather in community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion. We welcome all people to join us as we unite locally and nationally. Join us on January 21, 2017.
The Women’s March Santa Cruz County will coincide with the January 21, 2017, Women’s March on Washington, DC. Scheduled for the day after the presidential inauguration, the all-inclusive non-partisan march is for women, men, and children to stand together.
Our permit with The City of Santa Cruz allows us to gather at City Hall at 1:30pm with an inspiring send off from the Taiko Drummers, MC Laurie Roberts, speakers Karina Cervantez Alejo and Kanyon Sayers and local musicians, Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai. We will then march together down Pacific Avenue to our afternoon event at Louden Nelson Center where we will have food, drinks and a wonderful lineup of speakers and musicians. Joining us will be Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, John Laird, MariaElena De Garza from Community Action Board, Jessica Dieseldorff of Planned Parenthood Mon Marte and Mark Hodges, Senior Director of ROP along with musicians, Penny Rocket, Tammi Brown, Coffis Bros., Taylor Rae, Alisa Fineman, Aileen Vance, Kimball Hurd and Holly Near.
This community building and unity driven event will also include many of our local nonprofit organizations that work to protect women’s rights, immigration rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental rights and human rights to share their vision of the days ahead under a Trump Administration. We will discuss how we as a community can support their work to help our neighbors in this time of fear and uncertainty. There are a few more details coming, but what we need most to make this Women's March successful...is YOU!